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Kagame, Suluhu visit Kigali Special Economic Zone

By IGIHE
On 3 August 2021 at 11:29

President Paul Kagame and his counterpart of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan have visited Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) which is home to 120 companies with activities ranging from manufacturing, agro-processing and education among others.

To date, the SEZ has generated US$800 million in exports and created approximately 13,000 jobs.

Some of toured factories as both heads of state visited KSEZ include Mara Phones which manufactures three smartphone models and Volkswagen Rwanda assembling six different models.

In the morning, Kagame and Suluhu also visited Inyange Industries located in Masaka Sector.

The food and beverage manufacturing facility is one of 4 Inyange factories producing a range of water, fruit and dairy related products across the country.

Tanzania’s President Suluhu, 61, arrived in Rwanda on Monday 2nd August 2021 for two-day working visit.

He was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta upon arrival before meeting with her counterpart of Rwanda at Village Urugwiro where they held bilateral talks and witnessed the signing of four agreements in the areas of information and communication technology, immigration, education and regulation of medical products.

Suluhu also visited Kigali Genocide Memorial where she paid tribute to over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi laid there.

In the evening, Kagame hosted her counterpart to the State Banquet at Kigali Convention Center.

Rwanda and Tanzania enjoy cordial relations and cooperation in the areas of politics, infrastructure, economy and security.

Tanzania is considered a major development partner where over 70% of Rwanda’s imports and exports are transited through.

President Paul Kagame and Samia Suluhu Hassan posing for a photo as they visited Volkswagen Rwanda.
President Paul Kagame and Samia Suluhu Hassan receiving explanations as they visited Mara Phones manufacturing plant.

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